According to Air Visual, an organization based in Switzerland that collects and processes air quality data, Kathmandu ranked seventh out of almost 100 cities in the world in terms of poor air quality and polluted cities on Thursday afternoon. Last week Kathmandu was on the top in the list.

KATHMANDU, April 2:  The Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL), water supply authority in Kathmandu Valley, has begun distributing Melamchi water at Balaju area in Kathmandu starting Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 1: Air pollution has been reduced to some extent due to the rainfall that occurred in the hilly areas of the country including the Kathmandu Valley on Wednesday evening.

KATHMANDU, March 31: The Kathmandu Valley’s waste management has been impeded for the past six days because of the obstruction from the people of Sisdole, Nuwakot.

KATHMANDU, March 28: The residents of the Kathmandu Valley have started receiving the much-anticipated drinking water supplied by the Melamchi Drinking Water Project. Water of the Melamchi River in Sindhupalchowk district that was brought to the Valley through a long tunnel started flowing from their taps from Sunday.

KATHMANDU, March 28: The smog blanketing the Kathmandu Valley since Friday is to stay for some more days. The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has said that the air pollution caused by wildfire in most of the districts, long drought and lack of strong wind are the reasons behind the smog.

KATHMANDU, March 27: The Kathmandu Valley has continued to witness thick haze and smoke as pollutant particles have accumulated in the atmosphere due to forest fires in most of the districts of the country in recent days.

KATHMANDU, March 27: As the air quality of the Kathmandu Valley deteriorates, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has directed people in the valley not to venture outdoors unless necessary.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Thick haze is witnessed in the Kathmandu Valley as the pollutants' particles have accumulated in the atmosphere due to the forest fires in most of the districts of the country in recent days.

The Covid-19 pandemic can be an opportunity to transform Nepal’s waste management sector right from the household level to ensure long-term safety of all concerned.

Prime Minister Oli discharges water from the Melamchi River into the Bagmati River amidst special function in Sundarijal

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: As many as 21 places in Kathmandu Valley will face power cuts on Saturday, according to Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).

The PM2.5 level in the Valley has been between 75 and 150 μg/m3, which is considered unhealthy

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Air pollution in the Kathmandu Valley could be worse than the coronavirus pandemic, experts have warned. Speaking at a discussion held in the capital on Wednesday, they said the situation could become devastating if the government does not act immediately to bring down the pollution levels in the valley.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: A study has been forwarded for the construction of flyovers at three places in the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Over the past few days , air quality has been sharply worsening in the Kathmandu Valley where lies the country’s federal capital.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: The Department of Environment has urged children and old people in the Kathmandu Valley to stay inside their houses unless it is absolutely necessary to go outside.

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The city has the world’s worst air quality, but the government is yet to take action Kathmandu Valley made a record of having worst air quality in the world, with AQI standing at above 400 μg/m3

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: The Bagmati Cleanup Mega Campaign is marking its 400th week by organizing special public awareness programmes at seven places in the Kathmandu Valley. The Mega Campaign reaches its 400th week on January 2, 2021, Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: With the minimum temperature plummeting to 0.8 degree Celsius on Thursday morning, the Kathmandu Valley denizens felt the coldest day of the winter season as of now.

Nepal recorded 511 new cases, 600 recoveries and seven fatalities linked with COVID-19 in the past 24 hours

Of the 77 districts in the country, only Mugu and Rukum (West) have reported zero cases of the flu-like disease, according to the daily COVID-19 bulletin released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The Kathmandu Valley experienced the coldest day so far this winter season with the minimum temperature recorded at 1.3 degrees Celsius.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: As many as 247,400 COVID-19 patients have won their battles against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).  This accounts for 96.4 percent of the total confirmed cases ---256,592--- as of Thursday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Officials at the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Monday confirmed 742 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Nepal stands third in terms of COVID-19 recoveries in the SAARC region

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The country including the Kathmandu Valley has been experiencing chilling cold in recent days.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: With 947 COVID-19 patients, who were undergoing treatment for the viral disease, getting over the disease in the past 24 hours, Nepal’s COVID-19 recovery tally has climbed to 240,363 which accounts for 95.5 percent of the total confirmed cases.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: The Kathmandu Valley has recorded the lowest air temperature of this year.

Nepal sees 821 new COVID-19 cases, 842 recoveries on Monday

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Temperature in the Kathmandu Valley plummeted to 4 degrees Celsius on Monday. This is the lowest temperature that the Valley has experienced so far this year, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Nepal confirmed 899 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday taking the total national tally to 247,593.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: The Health ministry on Friday confirmed 1,044 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) through 7,414 real time PCR tests conducted at various labs across the country.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Officials at the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) confirmed 1,217 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Thursday.

Nepal’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 93.4 percent

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: The Valley Municipal Forum (VMF) has recommended to the government to impose a strict lockdown in the Kathmandu Valley to control the rising COVID-19 infection.

As of Sunday, 82,348 people diagnosed with COVID-19; 362 succumbed to the virus

One in every 28 people in Kathmandu diagnosed with COVID-19

54 percent of total COVID-19 cases recorded across the country on Saturday were detected in the Valley alone

There are currently 20,066 active cases of COVID-19 in the Valley

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: The Kathmandu Valley has recorded 252 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past one day.

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: The Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,535 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,110 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: The Kathmandu Valley has witnessed the highest number of COVID-19 infected people aged between 21 to 40 years old.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: With 2,402 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, the Kathmandu Valley’s COVID-19 case tally surged to 51,738 on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: The Kathmandu Valley witnessed 1,935 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the Valley’s COVID-19 case tally to 49,336.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: As many as 1,403 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded in the past 24 hours in the Kathmandu Valley.

The Valley alone recorded 59.87 percent of total cases witnessed Tuesday

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has directed all hospitals in Kathmandu Valley to not perform surgeries except for those in emergency cases.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: The government has decided to convert all the government hospitals in the Kathmandu Valley into COVID-19 hospitals.